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Lute society meetings are free for all to attend, although there is usually a charge if you wish to attend the recital at the end of the meeting.
Agendas from previous meetings are available.
Unless otherwise noted, meetings are generally held at the Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street).
August 31–September 2, Lute weekend, within Utrecht Early Music Festival www.luitdagen.nl/ featuring concert by European Lute Orchestra, 31st August, 8.15pm, at Geertekerk, Utrecht
September 8, Lute Society meeting at The Dutch Church, 7 Austin Friars, London EC2N 2HA (nearest tubes: Bank, Liverpool Street). A selection of Lute Society publications is on sale at all meetings; please ask the Secretary to bring any specific publications you would like.
10.45 Extraordinary General Meeting, to give final approval for transfer of the Lute Society’s assets to its new Charitable Incorporated Organisation, appointment of new committee members Myles Payne and Kevin Drake as trustees of the same, and confirmation of honorary members likewise.
11.30 Consort song masterclass with Dame Emma Kirkby and Chelys (lutenist Jamie Akers), performers: Elizabeth Hungerford, Charlotte La Thrope with the Comalli Consort (lutenist Sergio Bucheli), and one more singer tba.
2.15 Two citterns from Urbino, a talk by Esteban Mariño
3.00 Lute and viol in Bath and Wells in the 18th century, a talk by Matthew Spring
4.00 Home-made cake, tea and wine
4.30 The Lute Society recital: Chelys with Dame Emma Kirkby perform Dowland’s Lachrymae and consort songs
If you are booking an advance train ticket, our recitals usually end around 5.45 pm, and always by 6.00 pm, when we vacate the hall.
October 27, European Lute Orchestra concert at Laval
November 17, meeting at The Dutch Church, talk by Nigel North, recital of 6-course lute duets by Nigel North and Michael Gondko, mini-recital by Claudio Hernandez